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Mailslot (I/O Station) Mechanism enables simple real-time cartridge tape insertion and ejection

A slot (cell) on the front of each magazine can be setup as a mailslot. This allows a tape cartridge to be inserted or ejected from the library while the library is online.

Mailslot Mechanism

Mailslot is useful in the following situations:

  • When inserting/ejecting specific volume cartridge tapes
  • When inserting/ejecting the cleaning cartridge tapes
  • When ejecting defective cartridge tapes

Using mailslot shortens response time compared to replacing whole magazines.

  • Eliminates a bar code scan of all slots
  • Eliminates need to update media mapping of backup software

Number of mailslots

  • ETERNUS LT20 S2: 1 slot
  • ETERNUS LT40 S2: 3 slots
  • ETERNUS LT60 S2: 3 slots
  • ETERNUS LT260: 10 slots per module, 70 slots in maximum configuration

Product Requirements

Supported Tape Libraries ETERNUS LT20 S2, LT40 S2, LT60 S2
ETERNUS LT260
ETERNUS LT20, LT40, LT60,
ETERNUS LT200, LT230

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